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I'm trying to enchant my gear with Fortify Alchemy in Skyrim, and for some reason, the base % with a Grand Soul is 17%. If I use an Enchanter's Elixir (makes enchantments 25% stronger), it only goes up to 19%.

Now, I have 100 points in Enchanting, and I also have all of the perks... so shouldn't I be getting the maximum value to my enchantments?

I have read on numerous websites that the base value with 100 in Enchanting and all of the perks should be 25%. With an Enchanter's Elixir, it should go up to 28% instead of 19%.

I have read a question which might lead to the problem, but I am on the PC version of the game - not the PS3 like this person:

Why aren't my Enchanting and Alchemy fortifying each other correctly?

I have also read that many people are having similar problems with their enchantment's base value. Some people are getting 17%, while others are getting 19% and 20%.

Does anyone know why, and how I can fix it? Is it possible that my save game has become bugged?

I have reinstalled the game and it hasn't fixed anything.

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closed as not constructive by LessPop_MoreFizz, Mark Trapp, Ash, Raven Dreamer Feb 16 '12 at 20:10

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We have like 5 subtle variants of this question now. The answer every time amounts to "It's a bug. You are attempting to exploit a bug and are getting inconsistent results. What a surprise." You can try reloading your save, or, since you're playing on PC, just fix it with the console, but troubleshooting these sorts of Skyrim questions is just beyond our ability and scope. – LessPop_MoreFizz Feb 15 '12 at 5:46
"All the perks" does equal 5 ranks in Enchanter, right? I can get the same results as you with 100 in Enchanting, 2 ranks in Enchanter and Insightful Enchanter. – brymck Feb 15 '12 at 7:18
What exactly is the bug that egervari is trying to exploit, LessPop_MoreFizz? Enchanting? If that's the case, then Beth certainly have gone out of their way to dress it up as a feature. This question is not about using alchemy to boost enchantment to boost alchemy, and even if it was, I'd argue that it's the intended behavior, as anybody with the intellect of a housefly would immediately realize people would do that. – kotekzot Feb 15 '12 at 9:52
@LessPop_MoreFizz so perhaps close as dupe of one of the other 5? – badp Feb 15 '12 at 12:18
That is something I want to do to. But I have read of few ways to improve it. If you enchant all your armour with fortify alchemy to whatever percent you can make it (in your case 19) you can get all your bonuses put together, giving you a total of 114% fortify alchemy. You can use that to create an enchanting potion to enchant items to be stronger so you make a new set of fortify alchemy armour and create another enchanting potion. Do that as many times as you can or want. Then with that done you should hopefully have an improvement. – user20045 Feb 16 '12 at 17:17

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